Early Childhood Policy Associate
Interested in building a career in an innovative, future-focused area of public policy? First Five Nebraska is seeking a self-motivated, committed professional to help shape public policies that affect children’s earliest care and learning experiences throughout the state. This policy field is increasingly recognized as critical to Nebraska’s economic growth and civic development—and it needs committed, passionate and highly engaged individuals to lead the way.
As an Early Childhood Policy Associate at First Five Nebraska, you will develop a thorough knowledge of legislative and administrative policies, especially those pertaining to early childhood issues under the jurisdiction of the Nebraska Department of Education. You will advance First Five Nebraska’s policy agenda by cultivating strong relationships with lawmakers in the Nebraska Legislature, decision makers in major state agencies and a wide array of other stakeholders in the public and private sectors.
First Five Nebraska is well known and respected for its history of promoting policies to improve early care and learning opportunities for our state’s youngest children, especially those most at risk. If the prospect of working with an experienced and dynamic team on early childhood policy issues appeals to you, reach out to us by sending a resume and cover letter to Meg Buse at firstname.lastname@example.org.
JOB SUMMARY: Leads First Five Nebraska’s legislative and administrative early childhood policy agenda related to the Nebraska Department of Education, whose jurisdiction includes the state preschool program, the Head Start State Collaboration Office, the Step Up to Quality rating and improvement system, and the Sixpence birth to three endowment. All duties are carried out in a collaborative policy and communications environment with a minimum of individual supervision.
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While performing the duties of this job, you will be regularly required to attend and contribute to meetings (often requiring sitting, standing, walking, and analyzing information in team settings). The employee will sometimes need to travel to locations within and outside of the state. Some travel will include overnight stays.
This is a full-time position based in Lincoln, Nebraska. During the legislative session, work hours are commonly required outside of typical business hours.
|Date Posted||August 28, 2017|
|Date Closes||September 27, 2017|
|Located In||Lincoln, NE|
|Job Type||Full-time Employee|
|Hours||40 hours per week|
|SOC Category||21-1099.00 Community and Social Service Specialists, All Other|
|Address||301 South 13th Street, Suite #600|
|City, State and Zip||Lincoln, NE 68508|
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